7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2a (£7,364.70 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational, well qualified and enthusiastic Social Sciences teacher and experienced or aspiring leader to join our progressive and vibrant team. We offer courses in A Level Law, level 3 criminology, A level Sociology and level 2 & level 3 Health & Social Care. Applicants must be able to teach a number of these and the KS4 citizenship national curriculum.

The successful candidate will also lead and coordinate our PSHE provision, which is delivered by form tutors.

The work of the Head of PSHE should complement the wider curriculum and ensure that young people have a rounded education that equips them to cope with everyday life and their development into adulthood. The curriculum will be developed under the guidance of the Senior Leadership Team.

If appointed, you will ensure positive engagement in PSHE and Relationship and Sex education with students, parents and staff, embedding the school values and attitudes, promoting high standards of achievement and behaviour at all times.

The successful candidate will be inspirational professional with:

  • A track record of good and/ or outstanding teaching, and improving others
  • A track record of good attainment and progress in KS3, KS4 and/ or KS5 students
  • An eagerness to learn and develop, with a willingness to take responsibility for curriculum intent
  • A vision and passion for growth and development of colleagues at all levels
  • The skills to effectively lead and manage a team
  • A relentless commitment to outstanding support for youngsters.
  • A driving ambition to make a difference to every child at Swanshurst

What the school offers its staff

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1800 students on roll aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their career.

Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@swanshurst.org

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About Swanshurst School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1836 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0121 464 2400

Arranging a visit to Swanshurst School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@swanshurst.org.

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